All You Need Is Paint: A Little Repainting Job Can Freshen Up Your Home

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How long has it been since you last painted your house? Is the paint peeling already? If your house looks old, outdated, and antiquated, your best option is to repaint portions of it. Yes, you wouldn’t even have to repaint the whole house if that’s outside your budget. All you need is to spruce up things that look old to give them a brand-new lease on life.

Remember how happy you were about your cabinet painting project a few years back? Now, look at those cabinets. Do they still make you happy or are you noticing the faded paint and the loose door hinges? The best thing about repainting your home is you don’t need to hire professionals to do it. You can do this on your own. Even your five-year-old daughter can do it. So, why not look around your home and start identifying the areas that need to be repainted?

Exterior

The outside of your home is the first thing that people notice when they visit. It creates either a good or bad first impression. Imagine having an immaculate garden full of blooming flowers only to have that degraded by the shabby look of your house. Invest in repainting your home’s exterior. That alone will spruce up how your home looks.

Window Frames

Don’t you know that the windows are the eyes of the house? When people look at your house, one of the first things that they will notice is your windows? So, if it’s dirty and dingy, your house will look like that, too. But if its frames are freshly painted, then they’re going to make your home look elegant. This is easily one of the most cost-effective ways of giving your home a makeover.

Fence

The fence is probably the last thing in your mind when planning to spruce up your home. But people are actually judging the state of your house based on how appealing your fence looks. An old fence is an eyesore. Even casual passersby will notice a property with broken fencing or fencing with peeling paint and loose hinges. Painting your fence will give your home an instant boost.

Roof

This is a job for professionals, although some homeowners choose to do this themselves. Just make sure you have a spotter and the right tools to make this work seamless. It’s important to repaint the roof not only for aesthetics purposes but also for safety and structural concerns.

Painting the roof protects it from the harsh weather conditions that usually make it brittle. Repainting the roof regularly extends its life. And of course, the repainted roof looks better. It gives your home a brand-new look. You can even change the color for more character.

Interior Walls

People spend 90% of their time indoors. If you are working from home right now because of the coronavirus pandemic, it can get boring to look at the same walls all-day-long. So, why don’t give your walls a little makeover? Go with neutral colors—from sky blues to earth-toned colors. These give the room a relaxing and calming atmosphere. These colors are perfect during this time when there are so many stress-inducing situations happening around you.

Ceiling

Don’t forget your ceiling. If you paint your interior walls without repainting the ceiling, it will look old and neglected. Because homeowners can rarely clean the ceiling, it usually looks dirtier than the rest of the house. Giving it a fresh paint job will also remove the dirt and grime that collected over the years. It may be a bit difficult to repaint the ceiling on your own, but it’s not impossible.

Molding

When was the last time you checked the state of your wall molding? You had it installed because it gives your home an elegant vibe. However, if you haven’t taken care of it over the years, it may actually be the culprit as to why your home looks outdated. You can either replace it with new molding, especially if the design is old already, or you can repaint it to suit your wall color.

Furniture

Simple furnitures

How about your furniture? Whether it’s the sofa’s feet, the cabinet doors, the drawers, or the kitchen island, they all need a little sprucing up from time to time. Include them in this little project of yours. You’ll be surprised how amazing your home’s interior will look like if the furniture looks brand new.

You don’t need tens of thousands of dollars to update your home. Sans structural problems, all your home needs is a fresh paint job. It’ll instantly perk up and will be attractive to your eyes again.

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